Union Berlin (@10.0) vs Dortmund (@1.28)
27-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Dortmund will win

Union Berlin – Dortmund Match Prediction | 27-08-2019 12:30

Borussias biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. However, the clubs biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final.

FC Union Berlin v Borussia Dortmund are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds. FC Union Berlin, who will be up against it to get a goal of their own. Our feeling is that Borussia Dortmund should really score at least once when they meet 1. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for 1. Were therefore expecting to see a controlled 0-2 winning score for Borussia Dortmund when the referee blows for full-time.

There are plenty of names in the squad such as their top scorer Sebastien Anderssen, who is a big threat up front. The visitors are having a great season of their own. Felix Kroos will try and control the midfield and try to exploit the wings. Union Berlin are also undefeated in all competitionsthis season. Dortmund should know that if they get a chance they have to take it. They are the best defensive side in Bundesliga 2, having only conceded 7 goals this season.

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Union Berlin, on the other hand, are fully focused on securing promotion to the German top flight, therefore, we do not believe that they are going to spoil Borussia Dortmunds party at Signal-Iduna-Park. A man to watch in the home team will be USA international Christian Pulisic, who is likely to be recalled to the starting XI. When the two teams met in the DFB Pokal two seasons ago the Millionaires defeated the 2. Bundesliga side on penalties. The Millionaires have been producing splendid displays under Lucien Favre this season and we are positive that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Wednesday evening. After dropping two points in a 2-2 draw with Hertha at the weekend, Borussia Dortmund will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Union Berlin at their Signal-Iduna-Park in the German Cup round 2.

Lucien Favres men were on the brink of cup elimination at Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer, but Axel Witsel saved their campaign by netting the last-gasp 95th-minute equalizer. They top both Bundesliga and their respective Champions League group standings and they managed to survive a serious Greuther Furth test in the opening round of DFB Pokal. It was Marco Reus who then secured the victory I the very last minute of the extra-time to book Borussia this last 32 round tie with Union Berlin. Die Schwarzgelben have been enjoying an exquisite form so far in the season in all competitions.

The league leaders are undefeated in all competitions but suffered a minor setback in their title aspirations after a draw against Hertha Berlin. Though a win seemed to be in Dortmunds grasp, their missed chances came back to haunt them as Hertha equalised with a penalty in the 90th minute. Although they dropped, points the team know they still have the quality to dominate games and come out on top.

The switch will also allow Achraf Hakimi to play at right back. Although Dahoud is a viablereplacement for Delaney, Dortmund will have to play Omer Toprak who replaced Piszczek in the 92nd minute giving him his first appearanceof the season. Although he hasnt had a lot of game time he is still bringing experience to a very young defence. But it isnt all good news for Dortmund as the team is facing some injury concerns in defense. The Black and Yellows will be without the likes of Akanji, Schmelzer, Delaney, and Lukasz Piszczek.

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Were backing a home win and both teams to score, along with a heavy win for the Bundesliga leaders. Their last five home matches in this competition have seen both teams score, and we see Dortmund conceding here. Dortmund made a great start this season, but back in August they toiled in the first round of the cup. They won 2-1 in extra time at Greuther Furth in the last round, so the visitors could cause problems here.

Lucien Favres troops head into the match following back-to-back wins over Augsburg and Koln and seeing that the Swiss tactician can count on key players for the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei clash, we believe that away win should be considered. The teams defence have been pretty shaky at the start of the season and given Borussia Dortmunds attacking potential, we do not believe that the newcomers are capable of grabbing something from Saturdays football match.

Their last five home matches in this competition have seen both teams score, and we see Dortmund conceding here. They won 2-1 in extra time at Greuther Furth in the last round, so the visitors could cause problems here. Were backing a home win and both teams to score, along with a heavy win for the Bundesliga leaders. Dortmund made a great start this season, but back in August they toiled in the first round of the cup.

Head coachUrs Fischer will also have a reunion with Lucien Favre from his time at FC Zurich when Fisher was the coach of the youth team.Union Berlin have played 13 away games out of 14 and progressed to the next round 6 of those times. But Union Berlin could well and truly give Dortmund a run for their money and wont be pushed over. But Dortmund have played 21 lower league teams in the competition and have only failed to progress once back in 2010.

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This shows the Alcacer will play a key role in Dortmundsupcoming games as poor finishing cost them from earning all 3 points over the weekend. Youngster Jadon Sancho is in sublimeform after scoring a brace at the weekend, which made him the clubs youngest player to do so. In 4 appearances he has scored 7 goals with an average of 3 shots per game. The return of Paco Alcacer will also make a big difference as not only is he the clubs top scorer but he is also one of the best finishers in Europe so far.

So far the team has the ability to go all the way in the competition but Union Berlin have the ability to cause an upset. Lets hope the club dontstruggle to another Berlin team. Despite being one of the best teams in Europe right Dortmund know that the DFB Pokal is a go hard or go home as one loss will send you crashing out of the tournament.